Gestoden: An Innovative Progestogen

  • G. Hoppe
Conference paper


Case reports and epidemiological retrospective case control studies suggested an increased cardiovascular risk associated with the oral contraceptive pill (OC) soon after its introduction; These findings prompted the initiation of three large epidemiological prospective cohort studies: in the United Kingdom those of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the Oxford Family Planning Association and in the United States the Walnut Creek Contraceptive Study. All started in 1968, at a time when older high-dose preparations were those commonly used [1, 2, 3].


Oral Contraceptive Combine Oral Contraceptive Menstrual Bleeding Oral Contraceptive User Acetate Cyproterone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Hoppe
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  1. 1.Berlimed, Philippine Cop.Metro, ManilaPhilippines

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